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the Martha blogger event (a recap)

So I heard Martha actually was at the Martha blogger event held at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia offices on Thursday. But she must’ve swooped in and out with record speed while I was in line in the lobby, because I had nary a sighting. Sigh. Next time. They moved the event from the rooftop indoors due to the high winds and storm threat. No storm, but I’ll trust the winds were scary given how ominous the skies looked.

me with Amy Atlas

After fighting the urge to tell my cab driver to be a bit bolder in the rush hour traffic (this is NYC, after all, where aggressive driving is crucial to move a block), I arrived a few minutes late to a packed lobby. The partygoers were admitted in small groups to control the chaos. Fortunately, I shared the elevator up with the inspirational and popular Amy Atlas, whom I recognized immediately (as well as Rachel Kramer Bussel from Cupcakes Take the Cake, whom I was too shy to talk to aside from a passing “I know you”.) You may remember I was Amy Atlas’s guest blogger earlier this week (see HERE), so meeting her in person was a thrill. And she’s not only crazy talented but also fabulous, engaging and nice as can be. (Isn’t it sorta encouraging to know someone you admire is actually a kind, cool person, too?) I also got to meet Darcy Miller, MS Weddings editor in chief, Karen from Sunday Suppers, and Kim from the TomKat Studio, and chatted with lots of bloggers (and one former Martha guest who was a tad cheeky and kept me laughing).

As I said, I missed Martha. Her daughter, Alexis, was there, however, sitting in the corner looking gorgeous in lots of gold lame. Here is a pic of her shoes. I wasn’t brave enough to click this one, this was sent to me by Jennifer of the blog Jen on the Edge.

Given the masses of bloggers, navigating the party proved a wee bit of a challenge, so I didn’t enjoy all of the tables and treats and appetizers and yummy drinks as best as I should’ve, nor did I snap as many pictures, but all of the above were there to be enjoyed by those who could navigate crowds more skillfully.

Some pics of the scene:

the glass top ping pong table that Martha is playing on HERE (I missed the Martha part)

Lucinda Scala Quinn, at a table all about her new book and soon to be new show, Mad Hungry

Sarah Carey from Everyday Food

Some gorgeous desserts, including an Oreo “wedding cake.” (I’m thinking Kraft sponsored the event, because we got some Oreos–and Miracle Whip, random, right?) in our swag.

And speaking of swag, we were handed a couple of very heavy bags on our way out with treats, including the aforementioned Miracle Whip and Oreos, but also lots of magazines, this awesome punch around the page edger and this eco friendly hand soap. So all in all, not a bad deal.

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  1. linnette from
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    SOOOO very cool indeed. I am so happy for you and to meet Amy Atlas!!!!!!! I would have fainted! Thank you for the post–I was curious on some inside scoop of the event!

    +loving ALL of your tutorial doodles++


  2. Amy @ Blowout Party!
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    looks like so much fun!
    I love that oreo cake lol

  3. marzipanmom
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Looks like fun! And I bet I know why Alexis was sitting down – those shoes look so uncomfortable!

  4. Cupcake Girl
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    that sounds like lots of fun!!

  5. Katie girl
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    how on earth did you get this opportunity?? I'm so jealous.. and want to come next year!!

  6. ♥peachkins♥
    Posted August 7, 2010 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    That oreo cookie cake looks awesome!

    The Peach Kitchen
    peach and things
    blowing peachkisses

  7. Sue
    Posted August 7, 2010 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    What a fun event to be able to be part of! It must have also been fun to meet the people behind the blogs!

  8. Jen on the Edge
    Posted August 7, 2010 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I agree, it was such an amazing event. I loved all the different tables where we could make a craft (pipe cleaner rings!) or learn more about the different departments within MSLO.

    And, it was great meeting you!

  9. cookies and cups
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    How exciting! Those are some crazy shoes too, no wonder she was sitting 😉

  10. Lorie
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    How fun! So jealous, not just of the party but of your picture with Amy Atlas! Swoon!

  11. Kim - The TomKat Studio
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    It was such a pleasure to meet you, Meaghan! I was thrilled when you recognized me! You are so talented, we need to collaborate on something soon!! I have another nice photo of you & Amy..I will email!

  12. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Oh, that is so cool!!! And those SHOES! Oh my! Enjoy that Miracle Whip! 😉

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